Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Sonora Review accepts submissions in flash prose, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We only accept unpublished work. Typical response time is three to six months. Please submit only once every six months.

$1000 and publication in Issue 75 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual flash prose contest. The finalists for the contests will be judged by Nicole Walker

The theme for the contest is DESIRE. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page.

You may submit up to three flash prose pieces in your submission (1000 words or less for each). Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.

$1000 and publication in Issue 75 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual essay contest. The finalists for the contests will be judged by Jo Ann Beard. 

The theme for the contest is DESIRE. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page.

You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.

Ends on October 4, 2018$5.00
$5.00

Issue 75's theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue preview page.

Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

Ends on October 4, 2018$3.00
$3.00

 Issue 75's theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue  preview page.  

Up to 5 poems per submission should be typed and submitted in one document, with the titles separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

Ends on October 4, 2018$3.00
$3.00

 Issue 75's theme is DESIRE. For a sense of what we're looking for, please see our issue  preview page. 

Nonfiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.  

We consider short memoir, personal essays, and other forms of contemporary  creative nonfiction. We are fans of tight, thoughtful, gorgeous prose  that makes us go ooooh ahhh and perhaps challenge  the typical norms of the genre. Does your work bang around between  poetry, essay and reportage? Bring it. If your work doesn't seem to fit  in easy categories of classification, bring it. We're also fond of  traditional essays that ask big questions or that examine the world in a  way we may have missed. Bring your keen eye, your startling details and  your unique voice. Stun us.

Please submit work 1000 words or less. Due to their length and higher frequency of publication, these pieces will most often be published online, but may also be considered for publication in our print issues.

Sonora is excited about that which is, above all else, brave and inventive, be it fiction, creative non-fiction, poetically-slanted, or something in-between. We seek work that challenges convention - through form, through content, through voice. Show us the world as it is and it could be. Make us uncomfortable, thrilled. Make us understand something new. 

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